Lookingglass Theatre’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Matinee Performance and Post-Show Reflect Panel
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.
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Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, Treasure Island) fashions an extravagant and exhilarating spectacle. The unlikely adventure of a little tin soldier, brimming with love and unblinking bravery, is infused with Zimmerman’s dazzling blend of storytelling through image and movement, accompanied by live musicians. Unsuspecting travelers make unexpected discoveries in this luminous tale, destined to enchant any and all of us not made of tin.
Reflect Panel Discussion with Andrew McKenna – immediately following the matinee performance
Master Storytellers, Then and Now: Hans Christian Andersen wrote some of the world’s best-known and most-loved fairy tales, including The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, and many more. What were Andersen’s secret ingredients for cooking up successful stories? What contemporary storytellers have similarly successful recipes?
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